Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino, And his Colombian counterpart, Ivan Velasquez, Agreed to install this Saturday, September 24th Binational Working Groups To address various security issues in view of the re-opening of the common border scheduled for this September 26.
“We agreed to set up technical work tables and prepare a roadmap, because now the problems are coming, but fast and in large quantities.“, Padrino told reporters at the end of a meeting with Velázquez in San Antonio, a Venezuelan city near the border.
The general described the meeting as follows.Harmonic, productive and fruitful“, which is about “The first of many will happen“.
“We agree that the first thing is to establish communication (…) We cannot go forward without talking about a border as active as ours, as extensive as ours, where all kinds of events are constantly happening.“, he expressed.
For his part, Velasquez said In a meeting he attended with various Deputy Ministers “It will mark the beginning of a relationship between the Defense Ministries and the Armed Forces, which will greatly benefit the region and the entire border.“.
“We define the first steps that we need to take forward, the establishment of a technical table, in which they begin to define the first steps and a schedule that will eventually lead to the full restoration of military relations between the two countries.“, conducted.
The Colombian celebrated the character “heartyIt was reiterated that it had been approved by the meeting Establish a military dialogue channel immediately From next Monday, which has not yet happened since 2015, vehicles will once again travel through the border areas to jointly participate in the events that have taken place since then.
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